Weston Richburg of Colorado State poised for long NFL career

Representatives from 27 NFL teams — including Cincinnati Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes — were on hand for Colorado State’s pro day on Wednesday. A total of nine Colorado State players — plus five others from area small colleges such as Adams State, Colorado Mesa, Fort Lewis and Northern Colorado — worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Colorado State had three players at the NFL Scouting Combine, with the most promising prospect being center Weston Richburg. Richburg (6-foot-3 3/4, 304 pounds) stood on his numbers from the combine. He was worked out in offensive line drills by Hayes, who is one of the best there is at working these type of players out. Richburg responded with a really good workout.

If a team is looking for the next Alex Mack, Richburg is that guy. He’ll be your starting center for the next 10 years.

Crockett Gillmore, TE (6-5 3/4, 260) — Gillmore, who was at the combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.80 and 4.84 seconds. He pulled up on the second 40 attempt with a strained hamstring and didn’t do any more drills.

Kapri Bibbs, RB (5-11, 208) — Bibbs had a toe injury, but still managed to work out and do so impressively. He ran the 40 three times, in 4.54, 4.59 and 4.57 seconds. He did the short shuttle in 4.61 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.50 seconds (this drill is particularly difficult with a hurt toe). Bibbs, who was at the combine, also displayed an ability to adeptly catch the football out of the backfield.

Shaquil Barrett, OLB (6-1 3/8, 251) — Barrett — the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year for 2013 — ran the 40 in 4.78, 4.74 and 4.73 seconds. He had a 29-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-5 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.42 seconds and the three-cone in 6.90 seconds. He performed 16 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

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